Brian's service at the Handley Funeral Home in Danville was one of the largest anyone can remember there, his father said. "He was one of the sweetest kids you'd ever meet, and that's not just my opinion. Anybody who knew him would say the same thing."
The ATV belonged to Brian's girlfriend. "I had considered buying one for Brian. I read all I can about ATV regulations, about adults and kids getting killed on them. You think those things happen to somebody else. Any parent thinking of getting their child a four-wheeler had better think twice.
"I'm hoping they will pass some legislation," he said. "I wish they would outlaw them. I don't want anyone else to go through this. Losing Brian has put us through six years of hell, every day."
He finds some consolation in Brian's faith.
He belonged to the Quinland Freewill Baptist Church and attended regularly. "The main thing is that he was a Christian. When I die, I know I can be with him for eternity."
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